Tag Archives: Poultney

Bank robber gets 3 years in prison

Jill Ludwig, one of two robbers who hit a string of banks across the Vermont and New York border last fall, was sentenced on Dec. 7 to just over 3 years in prison. After robbing five banks between September and November of last year, Ludwig was arrested along with fellow Castleton resident John Maynard. The […]

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Fire claims vacant building

Several area fire departments responded to a structure fire Friday night on State Route 22 in Middle Granville. Officials believe a shorted entry wire sparked the 1,600-square-foot building around 6 p.m., which used to house a plow truck but has been vacant for 20 years, said Milt Dunbar, Middle Granville’s fire chief. His department was […]

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Fair Haven CROP Walk this weekend

Lace up those walking shoes, the Fair Haven area CROP Walk is this weekend. The 12th annual event, which raises money to combat hunger in the Lakes Region and beyond, will be held on Sunday, Sept. 30. Around 200 people are expected to participate. “The CROP Walk benefits local food shelves in Fair Haven, Castleton […]

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Slate Valley Museum staff back from Wales

More than 3,000 miles from home, Kate Weller and Amy Mincher found people who knew all about Granville, Poultney and the rest of the Slate Valley. “The connection was very strong,” said Mincher, assistant director at the Slate Valley Museum. “It made us very proud of the community here.” Mincher and museum director Kate Weller […]

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TS Enesmble performs Thursday

Granville’s summer concert series suffered its first rainout of the season last week when bad weather caused village officials to call off the much-anticipated return of Big Smoothies, but there is good news on several fronts. Village officials were able to arrange for Big Smoothies to come back. The band is now scheduled to play […]

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What a weekend!

There is a full slate of events scheduled in Granville and Whitehall. In Vermont there’s plenty going on in Fair Haven, Poultney and Pawlet. Rick’s Ride (see related story) will thunder out of and back into Granville, Shakespeare will take center stage in Poultney and books get the spotlight in West Pawlet. The Whitehall United […]

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Memorial Day is busy in Whitehall

Whitehall will honor its fallen heroes this weekend with a series of events throughout the community. American Legion Post 83 will conduct traditional Memorial Day services on Monday, May 28, beginning with an outdoor Catholic Mass at Our Lady of Angels cemetery at 8 a.m. The Mass will be celebrated by the Rev. Michael Flannery, […]

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Whitehall OKs brownfields grant application

  The town is applying for a grant that may one day lead to the revitalization of brownfield sites within the community. During last Wednesday’s meeting, the board passed a resolution approving Darlene Devoe from Renaissance Grants and Planning to submit a step one application for the Brownfield Opportunity Areas program. The deadline is March […]

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Maple events on tap next two weekends

By Bill Toscano   On one hand, it looks as though the maple-sap run will very likely be over by the weekend. On the other hand, the next two weekends will offer a variety of chances to taste the results of that sap run. Local  sugar houses open their doors for Maple Weekends, scheduled for […]

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Whitehall still winless; drop two in own tourney

Shooting woes and foul trouble sunk Whitehall in their annual Holiday Tournament. The Railroaders dropped the opening game of the tournament to Fort Edward 53-44 and was edged by Poultney in the consolation game 48-36. Whitehall had an excellent opportunity to pick up their first win of the season on Monday evening, but was unable […]

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Preparations underway for school year in Granville

The 2013-14 school year begins Wednesday and ushers in some significant change within the Granville Central School District. The district […]

Students build community of trust

Transitioning from elementary school to middle school is easily one of the most difficult processes in an adolescent’s life, but […]

Village approves new parking law

Last Tuesday evening the Whitehall Village Board of Trustees held a public hearing to discuss a potential parking law, which […]

Changes abound as school year begins

With the school year starting next Thursday for Whitehall students, the district has gone through a transformation this summer, one […]

Test scores improve, but continue to lag behind

Granville students showed improvement in both math and English on the state tests but continue to lag behind their peers […]

Youth Center for sale

The Granville Police Benevolent Association has put its youth center up for sale. Sergeant Dave Williams said a lack of […]

Former resident dies in accident

A former Granville resident was killed Saturday night in a motor vehicle accident on I-87 in Albany. Matthew Fiske, 43, […]